Pine
Kim Do-Hyeon 
South Korea
New York Excelsior
Sloppy performance in playoffs
July 19, 2018
Pine looked really sloppy during the 3-0 loss to the Philadelphia Fusion in the semifinals playoff on Wednesday
ANALYSIS
Pine is usually an up or down player. Sometimes he comes in like the hero in the last quarter to save the series or sometimes he just flops outright. In the playoffs against the Fusion, it was a flop. He didn't do particularly well on any of the maps played, and him getting picked off by Support neptuno in the last push of the first map, Dorado, was a big reason for the loss, since without him the team couldn't complete the final push, starting the series off on the wrong foot.
Takes his highlight reel plays to the All-Star Game
June 26, 2018
Pine will be on the starting roster for the Atlantic Division at this August's All-Star Game, Blizzard has announced.
ANALYSIS
With some of the biggest and most hyped plays of the entire season, Pine will look to make the All-Star Game another fun experience to close out the inaugural season of the Overwatch League. He should feel right at home with three of his Excelsior teammates (JJoNak, Saebyeolble, and ArK) also being named to the starting roster. The remaining 12 members of the Atlantic Division roster will be announced this July.
Plays a sloppy Widowmaker
June 19, 2018
Pine slumped on his signature Widowmaker in a 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Valiant at the Stage 4 Finals of the Overwatch League.
ANALYSIS
Pine's downward trend on Widowmaker only continued to grow in this series. Playing both Dorado and Oasis, Pine did little to further New York's damage potential in both maps. On Dorado, Pine struggled to spot out flanks from the Los Angeles Valiant, allowing an enemy Hanzo to get into the back line and pick off New York's support. Pine's lack of map awareness also affected his ability to land picks as he struggled to land key kills onto Los Angeles' players. Pine would recover in Oasis, but only briefly. Oasis: Gardens saw Pine explode with a triple kill to land the first point, only to quickly trail off attempting to defend the objective. His sloppy shots crippled a New York team in dire need of damage.
Brough in to clutch the fourth map
June 15, 2018
Pine tries to rebound the New York Excelsior in a 3-1 loss to the Boston Uprising on Thursday of the Overwatch League Stage 4.
ANALYSIS
Pine was brought in to secure Watchpoint: Gibraltar after a catastrophic two maps. Unfortunately, Watchpoint: Gibraltar has been a poor map for Pine and he hasn't been sniping well in Stage 4. Pine would start the map hot in New York's attack, but he struggled to pick up the pace while on defense. His weak shots allowed Boston the room to position for flanks and dives before taking him out. While Pine could have switched off to Junkrat while on defense, New York's defense composition didn't synergy well with the hero. Instead, Pine ran Widowmaker while Libero ran Tracer.
Fails to counter-pick
June 8, 2018
Pine stuck stubbornly to Widowmaker in a 3-2 loss on Thursday o the Overwatch League Stage 4.
ANALYSIS
Despite playing only one map, Watchpoint: Gibraltar, Pine affected the entire series with bizarre plays. Pine, in signature fashion, used Widowmaker to score early picks by positioning aggressively and playing in the open. Unfortunately, Pine was unable to deliver the massive performances he's known for, struggling to score early picks in teamfights. The weak game from Pine was compounded by his stubbornness while on New York's attack of Watchpoint: Gibraltar. After narrowly capturing Point A, Pine struggled trying to land consistent kills in the fight for Point B as the Los Angeles Gladiators ran a tank composition. Pine wouldn't switch off the Widowmaker to counter the composition for four long minutes.
Showboats and destroys the Los Angeles Valiant
June 3, 2018
Pine blew apart the Los Angeles Valiant with his Widowmaker in a 3-2 loss on Saturday of the Overwatch League Stage 4.
ANALYSIS
Pine played for only two maps, but those two maps saw him take some extremely risky plays that occasionally paid off. On Oasis, Pine's signature flanking was able to pin down the Los Angeles Valiant as he positioned right in front of his enemies. That aggression allowed Pine to land a triple kill to start off the map, setting the tone for the series. However, Pine quickly grew overconfident. He tried some unconventional techniques in Watchpoint: Gibraltar, such as attempting to flank behind his targets on New York's attack of Point C. This required impressive finesse with Widowmaker's grapple hook, but it did little more than to expose Pine in the open.
Dominates as Widowmaker
May 8, 2018
Pine threw the Boston Uprising for a loop in a 3-0 win at the Stage 3 Finals.
ANALYSIS
Pine has always played an extraordinarily aggressive Widowmaker. In this series, he pushed his aggression to the limit. Largely sticking to his Widowmaker, Pine was able to find key shots onto players with ease on Numbani and Route 66. Numbani was his highlight map. On New York's attack on Point C, Pine pushed up behind the entrance of Boston's spawn doors and set up a sniping position. He was able to slay Boston's players as they trickled out form the spawns door, zipping around with the hero's grapple hook to avoid getting caught out. It was an incredibly bold play that gave New York the few meters they needed to win the match and the series.
Starts and carries the reverse sweep
April 20, 2018
Pine carried his team to a 3-2 reverse sweep over the Philadelphia Fusion on Thursday of the Overwatch League Stage 3.
ANALYSIS
After losing two straight maps in stunning fashion, New York brought Pine out on the third map, Ilios. Immediately, Pine took control of the series and obliterated the Philadelphia Fusion with his Widowmaker. His Widowmaker even allowed New York to walk away from Ilios: Ruins without suffering a single death. "Big Boss" Pine stuck with New York going into the next two maps, Junkertown and Oasis. While he wasn't as potent on Junkertown, his long-range DPS was more than enough to pin down the Philadelphia Fusion.
Plays more than one map in desperate situation
April 16, 2018
Pine was called on to help New York clutch their 3-2 win over the Houston Outlaws on Saturday of the Overwatch League Stage 3.
ANALYSIS
It's always a treat to see Pine play, but this series saw the rare instance of Pine playing two maps. Pine's first game in Blizzard World was a show-stopper. Sticking to his signature Widowmaker, Pine blew apart the Houston Outlaws with unbelievable accuracy, such as an impressive double kill over the archway by Point A on New York's attack. He would also become key in New York's win on Oasis, despite a rough start. Pine would start the map by playing Junkrat and Pharah, two powerful heroes that didn't quite suit New York's offense. It was only when Pine switched off to McCree that New York was able to turn things around. Pine's long-range pressure was invaluable in allowing his team's tanks in diving Houston to pick off easy kills.
Puts up a surpsingly slow performance
April 8, 2018
Pine gave an uncharacteristic performance in a 4-0 win over the London Spitfire on Saturday of the Overwatch League Stage 3.
ANALYSIS
Pine looked nothing like his famous self despite only playing Blizzard World. It was clear from the start of the map that Pine would struggle as his slaying was extraordinarily slow while playing Widowmaker, even losing sniper battles to London. Because of Pine's weak Widowmaker plays, New York had a rough attack round as the Spitfire found ways to pin them down with their dive composition. Normally, Pine could play against dives but he struggled to maneuver smoothly around Blizzard World. This would force Pine to play Junkrat on New York's defense round. While this was very uncharacteristic of New York's famous sniper, the switch worked as Pine's Junkrat easily blew through London.
Snappy McCree shots
April 5, 2018
Pine shut down all of Florida Mayhem in a 4-0 win on Thursday of the Overwatch League Stage 3.
ANALYSIS
Pine may have only played Ilios, but he dominated the map. Known mainly for his Widowmaker during Stage 1, Pine was able to replicate shades of that gameplay in this series thanks to his outstanding aim on McCree. Florida Mayhem had little recourse against his well-timed Flashbangs and bold decisions. For example, Pine was able to take out Florida's Tracer and Lucio by rolling through their tanks, flashing Lucio and Tracer before snapping them with headshots.
Frags out vs Florida
February 9, 2018
Pine was victorious in New York's 3-0 victory against the Florida Mayhem on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
There were some times in which New York wouldn't play Pine on control maps but recognizing his strengths is the best way to utilize the DPS. Deploying Pine on maps like Ilios secured an easy win against a weaker team in a time in which the team needed to make sure they got as many points as possible for playoffs.
No longer undefeated
February 5, 2018
Pine was handed his first map loss by the Dallas Fuel as the New York Excelsior persevered to a 3-1 victory.
ANALYSIS
Pine spent some time as McCree but also some time as Tracer in his first ever map loss. It seems that even the weaker teams have begun to figure out his long flanking strategy and are now proving capable of shutting down the feared DPS player.
Held in check
January 26, 2018
Pine remains undefeated in all of his appearances, but he had noticeably less impact in New York's 3-2 overtime loss to the Philadelphia Fusion.
ANALYSIS
Pine was subbed in for only one control map for New York, shockingly being left off the overtime map. Pine had his moments on McCree, reeling off an incredible three-man Deadeye. Despite winning, Pine was relying on crisp cohesion with his teammates rather than being a one-man army.
Enhances team play
January 22, 2018
Pine dominated the Los Angeles Gladiators as the New York Excelsior swept the lesser LA squad 4-0.
ANALYSIS
Pine's presence in the games he played for the Excelsior seemed to boost the performance of the entire team. Pine was either raining damage down on his opponents or influencing their movement in such a way that is enabled his teammates to secure an objective.
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